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Reference numberEC/1908/11
Previous numbersCert XII, 268
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TitleHamilton, David James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionPrincipal certificate
CitationIs a well-known Pathologist, who has made many important contributions to science during the last twenty-five years. His essay on the structure and functions of the spinal cord and the morbid changes in the cord connected with various diseases, was awarded the Sir Astley Cooper Prize in 1874. The following papers, many of them being the record of his researches, may also be mentioned: -'On Myelitis'; 'On the Process of Healing'; 'On Lipaemia and Fatty Embolism'; 'On Fibrous Tissue in Hepatic Parenchyma'; 'On Sponge-grafting'; 'Physical Experiments bearing on the Circulation of the Blood Corpuscles'; 'On a Method of Demonstrating the Connections of the Brain in Health and Disease'; 'On Nutrition and Health'; 'On the Connections and Functional Significance of the Corpus Callosum'; 'On the Cortical Connections of the Optic Nreves'; 'On the Structure and Functions of the Brain in Relation to Disease, being lectures to the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow'; 'The Pathology of Bronchitis, Catarrhal Pneumonia, and Tubercle in the Lung'; 'Heredity in Disease'; 'Braxy'; 'Relation of Human and Bovine Tuberculosis'; 'An Apparatus for the Cultivation of Anaerobes'; 'The History of Pathology during the Victorian Era'; 'A Method of Demonstrating Secondary Degenerations by Perosmic Acid.' He has also published a widely-read Text Book of Pathology. This list will sufficiently indicate the wide range of pathological science in which Prof Hamilton has laboured, and in which he has made such substantial contributions to knowledge. He is also well known as a teacher of Pathology since he first taught Pathological Histology to large classes of students in the University of Edinburgh, under the late Prof Sanders, until he became the first occupant of the Chair of Pathology in Aberdeen, founded by the late Sir Erasmus Wilson. He has for many years filled this chair with distinction, and has always possessed the faculty of inspiring his hearers with interest and euthusiasm in his science. Amongst important investigations placed in his hands may be mentioned an extensive enquiry into the question of the Town Council of Aberdeen into the germ impurity of the water supply to that city, whilst, as Chairman of the Committee of the Board of Agriculture, he has conducted an important enquiry into the diseases of sheep known as 'Louping ill,' on 'Trembling Disease,' and 'Braxy.' Prof Hamilton was appointed Examiner in Pathology in the Victoria University in 1902. He acted as President of the Pathological Section of the British Medical Association in 1902. Prof Hamilton is not in practice, and his time is entirely devoted to the prosecution and teaching of Pathology.
ProposersJ G McKendrick; J T Cash; Samuel Wilks; William Turner; T Lauder Brunton; J Cleland; William Macewen; Thomas R Fraser; [William T Gairdner]; Lister; F W Mott; W W Cheyne
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